What Happened on July 12, 1861

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Wild Bill Hickok reputed to have shot and killed David McCanles, possibly his first kill. Hickok later acquitted after found he acted in self defense.

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Arensky, Russian composer, born in Novgorod, Russia (d. 1906)
Born in 1861
1861 Highlights

About July 12, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer